In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(effect/lotion) astringente(comment/criticism) mordaz(criticism/comment) cáustico
- For its time, the sound is fairly astringent - like Mahler in a sullen mood.
- Tomatoes, which are astringent and acidic, assist in the digestion of dairy products and help counterbalance the greasy quality of the fatty, over-salted cheese.
- His recitative is more expressive, varying from something quite melodious to a fast-moving narration, in which individual words and phrases are expressed by astringent harmonies.
- The cooked or steamed fruit loses its laxative activity and becomes more astringent and constipating.
- This daunting, darkly astringent music was played in a superlative manner by cellist Marilyn De Olivera (a graduate of Indiana and Rice Universities).
- Many beneficial properties have been assigned to the mango, such as its antiscorbutic, diuretic, laxative and astringent effects.
- Witch hazel contains astringent tannins that dry up the fluid-filled skin and relieve pain by increasing circulation.
- I see it as more sardonic and astringent, in the manner of Prokofiev.
- They wanted us to talk about our problems,’ His voice was astringent with sarcasm and cynicism.
- It was included, because of its astringent qualities, in skin tonics, and became a principal ingredient in shampoos and hair rinses.
- Most packs and masks are astringent, so they stimulate blood circulation in the skin.
- This tale cloys today's palate: we miss the astringent irony which Thomas Hardy would have brought to circumstances like these.
- Studies have shown that calendula ointments can accelerate the healing of wounds and have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and immune-stimulating properties.
- You will find that this lotion is slightly astringent, leaving your skin feeling cool and delightfully fragrant.
- It has a bracing, fresh smell, is an all-natural essential oil, and it has astringent / antiseptic properties which will kill off bacteria.
- These are quirky books, written by a quirky writer for quirky readers; they offer an astringent tonic in a time when narration, across genres and media, falls as often as not into saccharine complacency.
- It's not saying anything against them to assert that there is also a tough, astringent view of life that should be given its due.
- If your skin cracks open, doctors sometimes prescribe wet dressings with mildly astringent properties to contract the skin, reduce secretions and prevent infection.
- If your skin is oily, use a more astringent witch hazel-based toner.
- To detoxify and tone the liver after a meat-laden diet, Janet prescribed astringent greens like dandelion.
- Putting cool compresses soaked in an astringent liquid on the blisters and sores might also make them hurt or itch less.
- This is a fine work with all the characteristics of the composer's style: astringent harmonies, strong motor rhythms and lyrical melodies.
- To clear up blemishes, dab an astringent facial toner on acne spots.
- We know that strong tea is very astringent - it puckers the mouth - so think what it is doing to the kidneys.
- His less astringent manner could help him forge the strategic relationships his father couldn't.
- That said, I tend to agree with Cartledge's more astringent view of Alexander.
- The final chapter is nicely astringent and melancholic.
- But he is also capable of terse, astringent judgments and an incisive turn of phrase.
- Tannins are astringent substances found in the seeds, skin and stems of grapes.
- Weill's brief overture is wonderfully astringent and dissonant, the precise opposite of the florid, creamy style of the composer often regarded as his chief competitor, George Gershwin.
- The harmonies become slightly more astringent, and one hears a new fascination with cross-rhythms and syncopation.
- The astringent action of the alcohol will dry out your skin.
- This ambitious work is remarkably astringent and contemporary.
- Comparative work has been promoted by the Canadian historian Donald Akenson, providing an astringent critique of some of the clichés of Irish immigrant historiography.
- Cucumbers are more than 90% water and have astringent properties, which help constrict blood vessels.
- Nowadays herbalists use it for its astringent properties.
- A woody, citrus-like, mildly astringent blend which is excellent for combination skin - it will help to balance out patches of dry and oily skin.
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